News Briefing : BBC Radio 4 FM : August 11, 2016 05:30AM-05:43AM BST
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News from BBC Radio 4.
🔗 News briefing with Neil sleet. Team G.B.
🔗 Have won two more gold medals on
🔗 that most successful day of the Rio Olympics so far the Labor Party is going to the
🔗 High Court to appeal against a ruling
🔗 that allows new members to vote in the leadership election.
🔗 And business surveyors are reporting a record low number of houses for sale in most
🔗 areas with the growth in house prices faltering. Team G.B.
🔗 Have had their most successful day of the Rio Olympics so far winning a total of
🔗 two gold and four bronze medals. Joe Clark won the K.
🔗 One canoe slalom final
🔗 and in the synchronised three metre springboard pair Jack Lor
🔗 and Chris Mears claimed Britain's first ever Olympic diving title for Jack lore it
🔗 marked the pinnacle of his career.
🔗 This is the big one
🔗 and did it today today along my best friend from London to now in four
🔗 years with an unbelievable amount of hard work and and setbacks as well
🔗 and things that I think given all
🔗 that has to get beyond where Joe Clark said he hadn't been certain of winning in
🔗 the canoe slalom was there at a conference of words I'm gobsmacked and
🔗 and you are capable of such performance
🔗 but the put it down in the Olympic Bono is just another boy dream come true.
🔗 Max Whitlock came third in the all round gymnastics final Britain's first medal in
🔗 the event for one hundred eighty is the day's other bronze medals went to Chris
🔗 Froome in cycling's time trial.
🔗 Sally Conway in the judo and Stephen Scott in the trap shooting.
🔗 A woman has received seventy five thousand pounds in compensation after her
🔗 and medical details were given to a police training session without her permission.
🔗 She had agreed
🔗 that the Greater Manchester force could use her case as a victim of domestic abuse
🔗 provided it was done anonymously.
🔗 A report by M.P.'s has described Muslim women as the most economically
🔗 disadvantaged group in Britain the all party women
🔗 and equality as committee suggests they face between.
🔗 There are issues of discrimination when applying for jobs because of religious
🔗 or cultural dress a government spokeswoman said forty five percent more Muslim
🔗 women were in work than five years ago but agreed there was much more to do.
🔗 The Conservative M.P.
🔗 Maria Miller who chairs the committee says ministers should introduce a plan to
🔗 tackle the problem before the end of the year
🔗 when we spoke to before I became very Muslim women in the face
🔗 really an acceptable level of discrimination
🔗 that discrimination comes from the workplace from employers
🔗 but also from within communities as well almost like a stereotyping of the role of
🔗 the Muslim women should take.
🔗 Russia's defense ministry has said its forces in Syria will suspend all military
🔗 action in the city of Aleppo for three hours each day from today to let in
🔗 humanitarian aid.
🔗 Intense fighting is continuing in the city between rebels
🔗 and Syrian government forces the UN's emergency relief coordinator Stephen O'Bryan
🔗 said it wasn't enough to provide sufficient supplies for the population to meet
🔗 capacity of need you need two lanes
🔗 and you need to have about forty eight hours to get sufficient trucks in.
🔗 Inspectors have described an accommodation center for families facing removal from
🔗 the U.K. Which the government plans to close as groundbreaking and excellent.
🔗 It has a gym or where the football pitch library and chapel.
🔗 But they say the seat is unit Nagant we get a port is little used the Government
🔗 announced last month that it wasn't cost effective
🔗 and families would be held elsewhere.
🔗 Police have captured a man who was trying to climb Trump Tower in New York where
🔗 the presidential candidate Donald Trump has his headquarters offices grabbed the
🔗 man and dragged him through an open window on the twenty first floor.
🔗 That's the B.B.C.
🔗 News now the weather with today's forecast has J When banks fail in the forecast
🔗 follows a quick look back at Wednesday.
🔗 It highlights a warm front to topple its way in from the Atlantic bringing some
🔗 rain to the northern half of the U.K.
🔗 Krishan the out of Paris the wettest place with twenty two point six millimeters of
🔗 rain that warm front as the name suggests that it brought some warm air with it.
🔗 So this time yesterday it was actually quite chilly for some of us
🔗 but not so this morning we're starting off in double figures across the board no
🔗 low and fourteen fifteen for Cardiff and for London a mild start today yes
🔗 but a wet one for many of us the morning rain fairly extensive descript in the
🔗 southeast of England through East Anglia pass the Midlands northern England more
🔗 particularly in Scotland
🔗 and in Scotland the western side the northwest in particular we have to watch the
🔗 rainfall totals over the next couple of days the rain to be quite heavy
🔗 and fairly relentless and the rivers getting more
🔗 and more swollen in the coming few days at least in Scotland clean and dry
🔗 and bright intervals particularly the southeast
🔗 and mostly temperature at about seventeen or eighteen degrees in Aberdeen
🔗 and in Edinburgh Northern Ireland might start a bit damp and drizzly
🔗 that should ease off most a day or be dry fairly cloudy but surprise enough
🔗 and nineteen degrees in Belfast.
🔗 For Northern England the North East Midlands East Anglia part the southeast.
🔗 We start of the wet note
🔗 but the rain is drying out through the morning brightening up into the afternoon
🔗 twenty degrees in Newcastle twenty three in London for the South West Midlands
🔗 Wales the southwest of England.
🔗 Well here are going to start on a dry note
🔗 and it will end the day a dry note as well.
🔗 A decent day in prospect some hazy sunshine
🔗 and temperature be around about eighteen degrees in Cardiff maybe nineteen in
🔗 Thanks very much Jane it was Jay When will take a look at the papers now and.
🔗 The Team G.B.'s Olympic success is celebrated on the front pages the gold rush
🔗 begins as the Telegraph declares in a banner above its most head.
🔗 The Guardian says Britain's quest for gold has gathered pace above a picture of Joe
🔗 Clark who triumphed in the canoe slalom and the synchronized diving go Jack Lor
🔗 and Chris Masters
🔗 but the male they are the golden greats the features Joe Clark who won the first of
🔗 the two gold medals of the day above the headline Pedal Power says he led the way
🔗 on. Golden day for Tim Team G.B..
🔗 The main story for The Times is
🔗 that Britain's Chinese partner in the Hank three point power station deal is facing
🔗 nuclear espionage charges in the United States.
🔗 It says China general nuclear power a state owned energy giant is accused of
🔗 leading a conspiracy to steal American power industry secrets to speed up the
🔗 development and production of Chinese reactor technology.
🔗 According to The Telegraph lead Scotland Yard is investigating allegations
🔗 that a British tennis player was deliberately poisoned while competing at the
🔗 Wimbledon championships last month eighteen year old Gabriella Taylor had to
🔗 withdraw from the girls' tournament midway through her quarterfinal match after
🔗 being struck down with a mystery illness.
🔗 It was initially thought she'd contract a virus while playing overseas
🔗 or was suffering from food poisoning. But the paper goes on.
🔗 Police have launched a criminal investigation.
🔗 Amid fears the player was deliberately poisoned in an attempt to destroy her
🔗 tournament chances.
🔗 The Mail reports
🔗 that insurers have been ordered to come clean over the stealth price rises they
🔗 inflict on loyal customers.
🔗 It says renewal letters for car home pet's health
🔗 and travel insurance will now have to tell clients what they paid last time.
🔗 Customers will then know whether the next twelve months will cost them more so they
🔗 can save money by switching insurers.
🔗 Finally for its lead the son takes a look at the new Duke of Westminster following
🔗 the death of his father on Tuesday.
🔗 Says Hugh Grosvenor inherits a fortune of nine point nine billion pounds becoming
🔗 Britain's third richest man at the age of twenty five.
🔗 You know owns three hundred acres of London and a string of country estates
🔗 and the paper had good news. Girls he single. Look at the papers.
🔗 Well now to business and house prices price growth across the U.K.
🔗 Slowed in July and prices fell in London.
🔗 The details from Rob Young yet the third day from the Royal Institution of
🔗 Chartered Surveyors the death house price rises slowed significantly in the.
🔗 Three months to the end of July the organization's first property report since the
🔗 Referendum found prices had fallen out right in London East Anglia the north of England
🔗 and the West Midlands the number of houses for sale is
🔗 that a record low in many parts of the U.K.
🔗 Jeff not to the senior economist at Ricks says it's survey respondents are slightly
🔗 more optimistic about the outlook for prices over the next year in many parts of
🔗 the K.
🔗 They have upgraded their estimates for price growth relative to last month the
🔗 latest data show
🔗 that twenty three percent more of our members expect prices to rise rather than
🔗 fall but this represents a significant softening compared to six months ago
🔗 that figure stood at sixty six percent for the second month in a row the regional
🔗 breakdown shows London in East Anglia as the only areas where prices are actually
🔗 expected to fall over the next twelve months.
🔗 Less than twenty percent of council houses sold under the Right to Buy scheme in
🔗 England were replaced last year according to figures the Local Government
🔗 Association says there's been a steep fall in the number of replacements being
🔗 When a property moves from state to private hands English Council say the situation
🔗 would be reversed if they could keep all of the money raised from sales rather than
🔗 the one third they get at the moment.
🔗 Small businesses say they could create a million more apprenticeships if the
🔗 government gave them more support the Federation of Small Businesses says its
🔗 members a crucial to ministers aim of creating three million new apprenticeships by
🔗 twenty twenty but they need help with costs.
🔗 On the financial markets the Footsie one hundred yesterday rose a quarter of a
🔗 percentage point to sixty eight sixty six in New York that out.
🔗 James fell not point two percent to eighteen thousand four hundred ninety five.
🔗 The Nikkei two to five in Japan is down a touch this morning at sixteen thousand
🔗 seven hundred thirty five and the pound has worth one US dollar thirty cents
🔗 and one euro sixteen cents that makes the euro worth eighty six pence.
🔗 Thank you Rob back to the Olympics
🔗 and Bill Rice has more on the action in Rio after earlier.
🔗 Excess there were no further medals for Great Britain in the swimming in Rio Andree
🔗 Willis finished an agonizing fourth in the two hundred metre breaststroke final
🔗 Duncan Scott was faith in the one hundred meter freestyle final
🔗 but wasn't too down hearted not going into another go.
🔗 Seventh again for the semifinal nanga stranded on an arc to be an hour's incredible
🔗 first thing
🔗 that just Major me sir said no it's come first from the things on next year there
🔗 was some success on the field though in the rugby sevens.
🔗 And it's down Davies dramatic sudden death tries so Great Britain beat Argentina in
🔗 extra time they will now face South Africa in the second semifinal later today.
🔗 In hockey Britain's men will have to beat Spain in their final pool game to have
🔗 any chance of reaching the quarter finals.
🔗 After a two one defeat to Australia took their fight out of their own hands.
🔗 The women's team are through though after beating Argentina three two to qualify
🔗 for the quarterfinals with to pull games. Still to play Bill Rice.
🔗 Now look at today's diary the Labor party will appear again appeal against a high
🔗 court ruling
🔗 that grants more than one hundred twenty five thousand new members a vote in the
🔗 leadership contest.
🔗 Earlier this week the court overturned last month's decision by Labor's national
🔗 executive to exclude everyone who had joined since mid January the court said the
🔗 party had breached its contract with new members by retrospectively
🔗 disenfranchising the.
🔗 New powers come into force today to target the illegal use of mobile phones in
🔗 prisons nearly fifteen thousand handsets
🔗 and SIM cards were recovered in jails in England
🔗 and Wales in twenty fifteen equivalent to forty every day under the measures prison
🔗 governors will be able to cut off phones remotely once they have evidence they are
🔗 being used. Funny look back at stories
🔗 that have made the news on the eleventh of August in earlier years six days of
🔗 rioting began in the Watts neighborhood of losses.
🔗 Angeles in one thousand nine hundred five after the urban black population
🔗 complained about police harassment thirty four people were killed.
🔗 At the London Olympics in twenty twelve Mo Farah made history by becoming the first
🔗 British runner to win Olympic gold in both the five and ten thousand meters.
🔗 In one hundred ninety nine millions of people in Europe
🔗 and Asia witnessed the last total solar eclipse of the century it was the first
🔗 eclipse over mainland Britain since one hundred twenty seven.
🔗 The red faces during the Cold War
🔗 when President Reagan spoken to a radio microphone believing he was carrying out a
🔗 sound check for a national radio address he wasn't
🔗 and his joke was recorded for posterity.
🔗 In one thousand nine hundred four by the Americans.
🔗 I'm pleased to tell you today that I've signed legislation
🔗 that will outline Russia forever. We began running in five minutes.
🔗 And Paris two U.S.
🔗 Officials had to assure the Kremlin the president's words did not reflect the White
🔗 House's intentions.
🔗 At that back brings us to the end of this edition of news briefing.
🔗 It's time now for prayer for the day.